Decorative door glass has evolved greatly over the last 25 years, both in terms of design and assembly techniques. Door glass inserts now constitute architectural elements of their own, without any compromise in light, safety, or eco-energetic performance.

The arrival of contemporary-inspired textured door glass has rejuvenated the market of architectural glass and decorative patterned glass products.

To enhance the look and value of your home – and maximise its curb appeal -, find out about the latest trends in textured glass and patterned glass.

Zoom in on the Top 5 textured glass inspirations of 2019!

5. Square-Pattern Textured Glass

Unquestionably more modern, these textured glass models, such as the Soft or MSoft models, feature a contemporary square pattern. Their refined detailing and texture provide remarkable character and light.

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals
Aluminium Mullions and Astragals
4. Wavy-Pattern Textured Glass

These modern textured glasses, such as the Fluid or Grain models, are valued for their more natural and organic contemporary looks, their fresh flowy lines reminiscent of the movement of water or tree bark. Simple and soothing, these patterns surely never fail to please.

3. Screen-Like Glass

An extremely fine square pattern defines this glass, giving it a clean look with a slight industrial touch. An elegant and smart choice for a front entry door requiring both light and privacy.

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals

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2. Striped Glass

Several textured glass models featuring a horizontal strip or vertical strip pattern are available on the market, among others the Masterline, Mline, Linea, and Linata. Alternating often times between clear glass and Screen-type glass, these glass models are the perfect complement to contemporary modern entry doors with sophisticated linear designs.

1. White Sandblasted Glass or Satin Glass

White sandblasted or satin textured glass models are greatly appreciated thanks to their timeless clean look and the greater privacy they provide. Several variations exist, all very soft and sleek, such as Satin Glass, which as the name implies is smooth and glossy, or Sandblasted Glass, which has an elegant soft grainy texture. For its part, the newer Edge model reinvents the Sandblasted Glass model by adding a clear border around the edge, for maximum privacy and visibility, appealing equally to both classic and contemporary styles. A refined look synonymous with success, assuredly. Finally, classic frosted glass, which is either sandblasted or acid-etched, also creates a satin effect, but it is much more translucent, making it much less private.

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals

For more information on textured glass or to create a truly unique personalized front door, contact Portatec, a Québec door manufacturer specialized in premium custom entry doors since 1984.

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Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.


When it comes to doors and windows, security is a highly relevant concern. Every opening constitutes a critical point in the exterior envelope. To improve the security of your entry door and, in turn, the security of your home, take note of these 5 security measures implemented by Portatec. Portatec is a Québec-based door and window manufacturer specialized in custom premium entry doors.

5. Extruded Aluminium Mullions and Astragals (Operating Posts)

On the traditional door and window market, mullions and astragals – those vertical structural elements, fixed or movable, separating doors or windows – are often made with PVC. Well, not at Portatec. Portatec makes theirs in extruded aluminium for maximum quality and security. More specifically, their high-performance astragals, which are sturdy, easy to use, and made of a single lever located at shoulder level (which simultaneously triggers two anchor points at the top and bottom of the door), allow the complete and unobstructed opening of double doors (for example, French doors).

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals
Aluminium Cadded Frame
4. Extruded Aluminium Cladded Frame (Optional)

At Portatec, house door security is a priority. This is why Portatec offers the option of cladding your entry door’s frame in extruded aluminium. Extruded aluminium is much sturdier and more resistant than the aluminium traditionally offered on the market, which is often a 26-gauge folded aluminum, or PVC. For optimal security, the key to success is to use superior quality materials.

3. Thicker 22-Gauge Steel

Portatec is THE expert in custom high-end steel doors. Their expertise can be noticed, among other ways, in their use of 22-gauge steel, much thicker than the 24- or 26-gauge commonly provided. The smaller the number, the thicker the steel, and, in turn, greater are the sturdiness, quality, and security.

Thicker Steel

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2. Multi-Point Door Handles (Optional)

A frequent recommendation concerning exterior door security is to integrate a multi-point handleset system. Factory-installed by experts, these 3-point locking systems ensure increased protection against breaking and entering, the two additional anchor points at the top and bottom effectively representing two additional deadlocks. In addition to improving door airtightness, multi-point handles also help provide greater stability and prevent warping. For peace of mind and sound sleep, make the safe choice of a 3-point locking system.

1. Security Bars

Finally, to help prevent breaking and entering, all Portatec doors include a 12-inch 22-gauge steel security bar hidden into the frame at handle level. Whether we’re talking about fiberglass, steel or wood door security, it matters little as Portatec integrates this security measure in all of their entry door systems.

Security Bars

For more information on front entry door security – and greater peace of mind! -, communicate today with Portatec to obtain a free quote. Located on the South Shore of Montreal, Portatec is a door and window manufacturer specialized in custom premium entry doors since 1984.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.